The Project

The project Bringing Young Mothers Back to Education – BYMBE aims to produce training tools in support of the work of social workers, teachers and trainers for the purpose of sustaining young mothers between 15 and 25 years old in re-entering education or training for a better access to the labour world.

BYMBE was awarded the status of Good Practice of Erasmus+
by the European Commission

“Good practice” is the label awarded by Erasmus+ National Agency to the projects that have been particularly well managed and can be a source of inspiration for others.

BYMBE was selected as Case Study of Inclusion in Education
and Training by the European Commission

BYMBE is considered a successful approach for Adult Education whose results and lesson learned are useful to support European policy development in this field.

Project goals

To create an innovative outreach strategy and a motivational campaign for awareness-raising on the issue of early school leaving of young mothers and a support package for young mothers in need to finalize their education;

To provide effective orientation and career guidance to young mothers through holistic support instruments, including counselling, training and peer-group activities;

To improve the knowhow and awareness of social workers, teachers and trainers working with the young mothers by providing additional tools, knowledge and skills for their work;

To raise the awareness of stakeholders and general public about the importance of professional education for girls in order to assure their own economic safety.

Discover BYMBE activities


Within the project, the following six outputs have been developed:


Report on National Education and Support Services for Young mothers

National information on education systems and support services which are of special interest for educational integration of young mothers.

Handbook for Outreach Awareness & Motivation Strategies

A methodology about how to elaborate and implement a motivational campaign addressed to young mothers and their influencers (social workers, teachers, trainers, families, friends) to prevent school dropping-out and to promote return to education. 


Set of Intervention Methods to Involve Young NEET Mothers

Innovative strategies and intervention methods for motivating young mothers to re-enter education, including guidelines for working with parents and peers and emergency management.

BYMBE - Orientation Pack

An innovative approach professional based on professional and personal guidance and counselling to help young NEET mothers to find their own way to education and profession.

BYMBE - Empowerment Pack

Training contents aimed to help young mothers to understand and manage their feelings and behaviors and interact successfully with people around them as well as within social context in order to ease their re-entering in education and improve their chances to be able to keep on the professional training till the end.

BYMBE - Support Pack

Approaches to support young mothers for the time they will have entered education in order to overcome crisis, doubts or other problems related to reentering education.


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